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Obama Sets Iraq Pullout for August 2010

President Barack Obama confirmed his plans for the “responsible removal” of U.S. troops from Iraq, and laid out a vision for continued diplomatic engagement to help the country sustain its fledgling democracy.

Obama, addressing Marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, took a significant step toward fulfilling his promise to end the war in Iraq, announcing that combat troops will leave the country by the end of August 2010.

Under Obama’s plan, which drew support Thursday from his former Republican rival Sen. John McCain, as many as 50,000 troops would remain in Iraq into 2011 to train Iraqi security forces, protect civilian personnel and conduct counter-terror operations.

This article was originally posted on The Wall Street Journal. [Link to original article]

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